I was just
using my electric sander, which I’ve owned for more than 10 years now, to sand
down the spackle job I did on my bathroom walls. I’ve decided to wallpaper and
wanted a smooth surface. My parents gave it to me as a birthday gift since I’ve
always been interested in DIY projects, mostly refinishing furniture.
I’ve moved what
seems like a hundred times since then, lived in big cities on both coasts, and
in teeny tiny apartments. This sander has always made the cut with the very
few essentials that have traveled with me between moves 3,000 miles across.
I’ve used the sander on
used furniture to make one-of-a-kind pieces, lent it to friends for their own
DIY needs, and will likely use it when I eventually remove this new wallpaper.
It’s the only
electric tool I own and it’s literally smaller than a shoebox so I can store it
away in my limited closet space. My Makita model isn’t available anymore (BO4551) but I've listed a similar one below, along with other highly rated sanders you might want to try, all under $100: